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Uptick in Asians visiting the Holy Land

Jerusalem (UCAN): An increasing number of Asians, especially Indonesians, are taking part in official pilgrimages to Holy Land’s shrines, according to the Franciscan Pilgrims Office of the Custody of the Holy Land.

The Italian news agency SIR reported that in 2015, more pilgrims came from Asia (59,668 people in 1,729 groups) than from North America (53,110), although the United States of America led the list of countries of origin.

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